Himachal Pradesh Govt has always been working towards the upliftment of people of economically backward sections and minority communities. Recently, HP government has launched “Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan Yojana”. Under this scheme, the State Govt will provide financial assistance to the marriage of Muslim Girls. In addition, the government will also provide medical treatment to poor Muslim families and social security pension to senior citizens, widows and disabled people of minority communities. This amount will be given through the Waqf Board. Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Yojana is a great initiative of Himachal Pradesh Govt to empower people of minority communities.
State Government is committed to the welfare and development of minority sections of society. Through this CM Minority Welfare Scheme, women of the Muslim community will get equal opportunities for the purpose of development. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Mr. Jairam Thakur has announced this scheme while addressing a meeting in Chamba on 6th August 2018. After the official launch of the HP Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan Yojana, the Minority Welfare Dept will implement this scheme across the state.
HP Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyak Kalyan Yojana 2018 Features & Benefits
Mukhyamantri Alpsankhyank Kalyan Yojana is a flagship scheme of HP Govt to empower people of minority communities. The Important features of this scheme are as follows:
- Marriage Grant to Muslim Girls (Rs 25,000): – The state government is going to provide Rs 25,000 as marriage assistance for girls from poor Muslim families.
- Medical Treatment for poor Muslim families (Rs 5,000): – HP government will provide financial support of Rs 5,000 for medical treatment of any poor Muslim family.
- Social Security Pension (Rs 400 Per Month) to Old, Widowed, and Disabled Muslims: – State Government will provide 400 rupees per month as Social Security Pension to the Old Age, Widows and Disabled People of the Muslim community.
As we all know that Minority people play an important role in the overall development of the society. All financial assistance will be provided to the beneficiaries through the Waqf Board.
Age Limit for Himachal Pradesh Social Security Pension-
Earlier, the state government has also reduced the age limit to avail the benefits of social security schemes. The Cabinet Committee of HP has decided that the age limit of Social Security Pension is now 70 years (Previously 80 Years). This decision has benefited approximately 1.3 lakh old age people.
Himachal Pradesh Govt is going to provide the necessary facilities for Muslim Graveyard (Kabristan). The state government will allocate land to the Waqf Board for new burial places where Muslims can be buried after their death. For this purpose, deputy commissioners have been asked to find adequate spaces. Some other important announcements were also made during the launch event of Mukhyamantri Alpsankyak Kalyan Yojana (CM Welfare Scheme) in Himachal Pradesh.
- For more information about HP Minority Welfare Scheme, please visit the official website of the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of Himachal Pradesh. The link is outlined below.
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